Raising the Medicare eligibility age would save the federal government $148 billion but shuffle more costs to seniors, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67 would save the federal government roughly $147 billion but shift costs to seniors, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.
The age increase has been on the table in most budget cut talks since the Republicans took over House majority in the last election, and President Obama supported the idea during budget talks in the fall.
Raising the eligibility age would be "less onerous" if Obama's health care law stays in place, according to TheHill.com.
Without Obamacare, "many more people" would end up uninsured if the eligibility age was raised, according to the CBO report.
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